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General Building Contractors Association | June 12, 2017
News at a Glance: 2017 Annual GBCA Golf Outing
On Monday, June 5, GBCA hosted the 2017 golf outing at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Despite the weather, GBCA members were able to get in a full 18 holes of golf. We would like to recognize Len Lynch, President, Lenick Construction Inc., this year's 50/50 winner. Mr. Lynch chose to donate his winnings back to Alex's Lemonade Stand, bringing the grand total of money raised at the event to over $2,000! Thank you to the GBCA members for attending, golfing, and donating!
General Building Contractors Association | May 15, 2017
Lenick Construction Featured: "GBCA Membership Spotlight"
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For more than 40 years, Lenick Construction, Inc. has provided carpentry services that top builders have used to complete their projects. They provide rough carpentry such as metal framing and wood framing, finish carpentry such as interior trim, exterior trim, commercial hardware, and Division 10. They also do drywall, insulation and acoustical ceiling tile.
Lenick Construction, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Len Lynch, Sr. From the very beginning, Len Lynch, Sr's handshake was his way of doing business. He believed that "His Word was as Good as Gold". Len Lynch, Jr. started working in the family business at an early age before heading off to college at the University of Maryland. While attending Maryland, Len played football, was voted team captain of the 1985 team and made 1st Team all ACC and honorable mention All American football player his junior and senior years. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1985, Len was drafted into the NFL by the New York Giants. In 1992, Len Lynch, Jr. became the company's President. Len brought his competitive spirit from the football field to the company and coupled with his Father's experiences, has built Lenick Construction Inc. into a highly successful company. Today, as in the beginning, from the President to all field personnel, their foundational principle still applies: “Our Word is as Good as Gold”.
Philly.com | April 21, 2017
Lenick Project Featured: "Let's cheer the humble mid-rise and the return of North Broad Street"
The Inquirer's Inga Saffron has written a piece about one of Lenick's latest proud accomplishments, The Hanover Apartments.
"Let us consider the humble mid-rise apartment building.
If skyscrapers have always been the urban stars, bedazzling us with their audacious height, mid-rises are more like the supporting players. That means they suffer the same fate as ensembles everywhere. They rarely get the attention they deserve."Click to read more.
Company News | February 2017
Lenick Joins the GBCA
Lenick Construction has become an Associate Member of the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) of Philadelphia, PA. We're proud to be a part of this organization, which supports and promotes the building trades. Learn more about them at gbca.com/
Company News | December 2016
Foreman's Christmas Party 2016
Lenick Construction held its annual Foreman's Christmas Party at Spasso's Italian Grill in Philadelphia. Everyone had a great time and celebrated another successful year for the company. Dan Sexton, who recently retired from the carpenters union was in attendance and yet again, did not disappoint the men by showing up in a green candy cane suit complete with black top hat and "candy cane" cane.
Owner and CEO Len Lynch; pictured here with Dan Sexton, ensured everyone that this year's successes were due to everyone's willingness to accept greater challenges and continue to remain focused on operating as a Team.
Lenick looks forward to continued growth and greater successes in 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Lenick Construction, Inc.
CONSTRUCTIONEQUIPMENTGUIDE.COM | September 2016
Stephenson Equipment Saves Time, Money for Lenick
Above: To be known as the “gateway” to Center City Philadelphia, Lenick Construction is hard at work on the second building of the Hanover at North Broad Project utilizing Stephenson’s Potain T130. Below left: Darin D’Ascanio (L) of Stephenson Equipment and Dan Petrucelli of Lenick Construction discuss the delivery logistics and set up of the Potain T85A on the Hanover at North Broad Project job site. Below right: As you head down Callowhill toward Broad, you can see the narrow footprint of the Potain T130s, still allowing traffic to flow while getting the job done.
The Potain T85A reaches heights up to 167 ft. and can reach out to 148 ft. with a max capacity at 148 ft. of 3,086 lbs.
When Lenick Construction first bid this job it did not know about self-erecting tower cranes like the pair of Potain Igo T130's now on the Hanover at North Broad Project located on North Broad and Callowhill streets in Center City Philadelphia.
Dan Petrucelli, vice president of construction of Lenick Construction, said “We saw a Potain T85A set up on a building job as we were driving along the Schuylkill and were curious. We heard of potential savings using self-erecting tower cranes and with a quick phone call we were in contact with Darin D'Ascanio of Stephenson Equipment Inc. [SEI].
“After meeting with D'Ascanio, Lenick Construction rented the Potain T85A to erect the Isles in Manayunk, a 156 luxury apartment complex located on the heart of Main Street in Manayunk. Using the Potain proved beneficial, the project went very smooth and was completed under budget and much quicker than anticipated. With this first experience under its belt, Lenick knew that it had to use the Potains on the Hanover at North Broad Project.
“Stephenson has been awesome to work with. Before contacting Darin, we didn't have a relationship with SEI. They are great at the whole package from set-up to logistics and we really appreciate their willingness to spend time with us on planning at the job site,” Petrucelli said.
Petrucelli added that SEI even trained Lenick's operators for certification at their facility in Philadelphia.
The Potain T85A reaches heights up to 167 ft. (51 m) and can reach out to 148 ft. (45 m) with a max capacity at 148 ft. of 3,086 lbs. (1,400 kg).
The Potain T130 can reach heights up to 200 ft. (61 m) and reach out to 164 ft. (50 m). The T130's max capacity at 164 ft. is 3,086 lbs.
Both cranes have the ability to offset the jib to 30 degrees.
Lenick Construction, based out of Jamison, Pa., was established in 1972 and is constructing the two buildings situated on the corners of North Broad and Callowhill streets. The five story buildings will consist of 339 apartment units on top of a PTC Podium with community and retail space underneath the podium deck. Lenick has been on the project since May of 2016 using the Potain tower cranes to move and set all the wood, windows, wall panels and floor joists.
As of late August, the T130 had begun to pick roofing materials up to the larger of the two buildings at the southwest corner of Broad and Callowhill.
A third Stephenson Potain T85A was expected to be on the job site soon to assist. The capabilities and efficiencies of the Stephenson tower cranes on this job are projected to save Lenick close to 50 percent in costs and man-hours over using traditional hydraulic cranes, according to Petrucelli.
PARAMOUNT EQUIPMENT, LLC Newsletter | June 2016
Congratulations to Lenick Construction of Jamison, PA for taking delivery of a MAGNI RTH 5.30S
The Magni RTH 5.30 is being used in the construction of a five story apartment building in Center City Philadelphia, PA.
"This 98' machine will be used to set wall panels around the entire building along with delivering other materials; states Dan Petrucelli, VP of Construction. Petrucelli goes on to say "the Magni is easy to operate, fast in operation and sets up quickly to work in tight spaces. We feel this machine will save the company a considerable amount of money on moving materials around the job, saving on labor and keeping on or ahead of schedule".
"The machines operating system, along with the attachments allows the operator to deliver the materials with precision in a safe and timely manner, this eliminates having our men waiting for more materials, another cost saving factor".
For these reasons and the high cost of renting a crane makes the Magni RTH 5.30S the machine of choice for Lenick".
"We're very glad we made the decision to purchase this machine." —Dan Petrucelli